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A Way to Change the World

Posted on Aug 31, 2021, by

By Cathie Tierney, president and CEO, Community First Credit Union One of the most exciting things that happened to me as chairman of the board for the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region was when David and Rita Nelson’s estate gift was made totaling more than $100 million. That gift is pretty spectacular—as is […]

“That’s the ticket!” Shawano man makes an impact

Posted on Mar 1, 2021, by

“Give me two inches.” If you’ve sold raffle tickets at a community event in Shawano County, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Charlie Harvey’s no-fuss manner of purchasing his preferred quantity of tickets as a way to give back to his community. Charlie learned early that when people are in need, you help each other. […]

Make an Impact and Inspire Others to Give

Posted on Feb 23, 2021, by

Laura Meronk with her family By Laura Meronk, attorney and shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn – Appleton As a board member and volunteer with the Community Foundation, I’m honored to help donors invest in the community that has given them so much. This work is personal. I’ve benefited from growing up and now raising my own […]

Northeast Wisconsin celebrates philanthropy

Posted on Nov 18, 2020, by

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeast Wisconsin Chapter is taking time out this morning to recognize the incredible contributions of philanthropy and the people who remain diligent in the philanthropic community. This year’s celebration is virtual! The 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration honors outstanding philanthropists who shape our communities and give with a […]

Ashwaubenon museum expands thanks to grant

While the exhibits at the Ashwaubenon Historical Society’s museum are closed due to the pandemic, a fundraiser and challenge grant is happening to expand the building and preserve the history of the community. The Ashwaubenon Historical Society has received a $20,000 grant from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community […]

Newspaper’s reach and Foundation’s trustworthiness work together

President and CEO Curt Detjen was interviewed as part of The Post-Crescent’s Stock the Shelves campaign to battle hunger in Wisconsin. The Community Foundation handles the collection of the monetary donations for Stock the Shelves. The campaign runs through Dec. 5.  Here is the Q&A with Curt, published Nov. 15.   Name: Curt Detjen Organization: Community […]

Community has reason to celebrate Foundation’s 30th birthday

There is plenty to celebrate as the Community Foundation approaches the end of our 30th year. The 1,430 charitable funds individuals, families, businesses and organizations have established here distributed a record $19 million in grants during the fiscal year that ended June 30, including scholarships that, for the first time, exceeded $1 million. While more […]